Societal ageing is undoubtedly already a fact, thus interest in this subject increases among representatives of various scientific disciplines. The discussion would not be complete without the voice of sociologists analyzing processes of demographic change, their implications for individuals, social groups and social institutions in the resulting ageing societies and how this impacts on the cohesion of our contemporary societies. While Western Europe had already become interested in this subject some time ago, this interest is only beginning to emerge in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). As a consequence, there are still comparatively few studies on the sociological aspects of population ageing in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Exceptions worth mentioning that have been published in recent years include The Ageing Societies of Central and Eastern Europe: Some Problems – Some Solutions, ed. A. Hoff, J. Perek-Białas (2008), Population Ageing in Central and Eastern Europe. Societal and Policy Implications, ed. A. Hoff (2011) or Challenges of Ageing in Villages and Cities: The Central European Experience, ed. Z. Kovács (2010).
Sharing and publishing these studies among sociologists living and working in the CEE countries is necessary to keep track of other colleagues' work and to determine if issues covered are unique to any one country or can be found elsewhere in the region, which may suggest that they are part of a wider trend.